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Dr. Sheri Fink shares case studies that demonstrate the complexities of prioritizing limited resources and the importance of ensuring systems can support operational decisions.
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Sean Kevelighan shares the pivotal role that insurance plays in people’s lives and communities, both before and after a disaster.
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L. Vance Taylor shares the personal story of a shelter that failed to take into account the needs of people with access and functional needs, and how emergency managers can achieve better integrated planning.
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FEMA Region VIII’s Continuity Manager recently led continuity training workshops in Pierre, South Dakota and Bismarck North Dakota.  The South Dakota event was centered around a potential active th

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Michelle Gay relays her personal experience as the parent of a child killed in the Sandy Hook tragedy in 2012 and presents a framework for comprehensive school safety.
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Kristina Anderson shares her experience during the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 and translates her experience into priorities for schools to identify and mitigate potential threats.
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Dr. Lori Peek examines the needs of children in disasters and explains ways to work with children before disasters strike.
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Sarah Thompson demonstrates how children are the foundation for building a culture of preparedness and shares how to involve youth in disaster preparedness.
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In 2013, severe storms with heavy rains buffeted 200 miles of Colorado’s Front Range, resulting in 17 counties being inundated by floods and landslides.

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Tribal liaisons from the FEMA Region VIII External Affairs Office spent two busy days on the Flathead Indian Reservation on May 10-11 at the Montana Indian Nations Working Group.

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Last updated March 6, 2020